Press Releases

February 18, 2014

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D- Santa Barbara) has just introduced a bill to provide job training grants for California’s long-term unemployed.
 
Senate Bill 1028 requires that at least 2,500 Cal Grant C awards – two-year awards devoted to vocational training – be set aside annually for those who have not worked for more than six months or more. Priority will be given to those seeking job training in growing industries with a high demand for workers and higher wages, such as healthcare, biotechnology, and advanced manufacturing.
 

February 07, 2014

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) has just introduced a bill to help prevent childhood obesity by encouraging healthy eating and physical activity in after school programs.
 
Senate Bill 949 establishes the California Distinguished After School Health (DASH) recognition program. It proposes standards for physical activity, “screen time,” and the serving of fruits and vegetables for after school programs. After school programs that meet these proposed requirements will be awarded a special “DASH” certification.
 

February 04, 2014

SANTA MARIA –  State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) will host a Town Hall forum Saturday in Santa Maria to help explain how federal health care reform will affect North County residents.

It will be held on Saturday, February 8 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the UDW Hall, 402 South Miller Street, Santa Maria.

Representatives from Vision y Compromiso/Promotoras, who are doing outreach for Covered California, will also be on hand to answer questions about new health care plan options and certified specialists will help enroll people in health insurance.

January 30, 2014

SACRAMENTO – A bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) to protect consumer privacy when making certain online purchases passed off the Senate Floor today and is now headed to the State Assembly. The vote was 21-13.

Senate Bill 383 protects consumer privacy when customers are using a credit card to purchase songs, movies, apps, ebooks and other content that is downloaded online.

January 28, 2014

SACRAMENTO – A bill by State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D - Santa Barbara) that would allow voter pre-registration beginning at age 16 passed off the Senate floor today and is now headed to the State Assembly. The vote was 24-8.

January 27, 2014

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) announced the recent formation of the Select Committee on Passenger Rail, and that she will be the select committee’s chair.

“Passenger rail reduces congestion and vehicle emissions and helps us move people and goods efficiently, “ Jackson said. “With a select committee like this, I’m hoping we can help give existing and future passenger and commuter rail projects the policy attention and priority they deserve.”

January 15, 2014

SACRAMENTO – State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) announced that she has been named chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee by Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg.
 
“I’m extremely honored to be named to chair this important committee,” Jackson said. “One of my priorities is going to be ensuring that all Californians have access to justice in the wake of budget cuts that have decimated our court system.  An effective and efficient judicial branch is absolutely critical to a functioning democracy.”
 

January 14, 2014

SANTA BARBARA –  State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) and Assemblymember Das Williams (D-Santa Barbara) will host a Town Hall forum Saturday to help explain how federal health care reform will affect Californians.

The meeting will take place from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, January 18, at the Franklin Elementary School cafeteria, 1111 E. Mason Street, Santa Barbara.

January 09, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Today, Governor Jerry Brown released his 2014-15 Proposed Budget, a starting point for months of review and discussions in the State Legislature. In response, State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) released the following statement:

“Though our deficits are behind us and our budget situation remains the strongest it has been in a decade, I commend Governor Brown for advocating a prudent and responsible course that includes paying off debts, planning for the future, and establishing a more robust rainy day fund.

December 26, 2013

SACRAMENTO – Among the numerous bills State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson (D-Santa Barbara) authored this year, the following are taking effect on January 1:

SB 400: Protecting Domestic Violence Victims from Employment Discrimination

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